- File Size: 1596 KB
- Print Length: 307 pages
- Publisher: Scuttlebutt Press (December 3, 2011)
- Publication Date: December 3, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006HWFA8W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #479,054 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Fat Assassins (The Fat Adventure Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Shasta and Ulyssa are charming and endearing southern gals who have a knack for getting themselves into one outlandish predicament after another. The girls are surrounded by a cast of quirky friends and family who plod along in life as best they can with the resources they have in a small West Virginia town. Nonetheless, this apparently unexceptional southern setting stops none of them from getting into almost daily mischief that has become somewhat normal to them all.
Another source of the book's comedy is the occasional good natured, tongue-in-cheek references to redneck stereotypes. For instance, as the girls are about to involve a cousin in one of their less than legitimate plans, they make him take a hillbilly oath of silence which includes a list of 3-4 punishments should he betray his oath. It is only at the prospect of having to place democrat favorable signage on his front lawn does the cousin take a moment's pause.
Despite the book's intentional whimsicality, its main weakness is the occasional awkwardly implausible setup for the following chain of events. ie: a mobster places a job offer advertisement on Craigslist for a hit-man masked in coded pest control language (oh really?). Unemployed Shasta and Ullysa respond to the ad, never questioning why someone wouldn't simply call a pest control service (the girls are usually much sharper than that!).Read more ›
I will say a word about the language. Peppered through the book are many errors of grammar and spelling, particularly spelling, which in a less funny book would have put me off severely. The fact I have still awarded four stars is a tribute to Fowler's comic gift, but I would hope to see in future work that she had employed an editor, or at the very least, spellcheck. Had this been the case with Fat Assassins, I could have given the full five stars, and it made me rather sad not to be able to.
It's not the greatest but the characters are fun, likeable and entertaining. All kinds of crazy antics and hillbilly characters (turns out that was the "language" they were speaking-hillbilly.) Gotta love sex and crime in the Walmart... If you just want some light fluffy entertainment for a dollar, it's worth checking out. It's 4124 locations so not too long and not too short.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very funny, over-the-top caricature of a couple of good ol girls in the south. Maybe a bit ridiculous, a bit silly, but very funnyPublished 11 days ago by Bryan Bryan Bryan
The lead up to the final plot was excellent, what was coming could not be predicted, just dumb luck seemed to make the next event even better.Published 3 months ago by D. Hover
If I could give this book a negative star rating, I would. This is by far the worst, poorly written book ever! Doesn't anyone proof read these books before they are published??Published 13 months ago by EM
This was a funny read. A lot like Janet Evanovich. There were a few grammar errors but I'm not sorry I read it.Published 19 months ago by GeeBee
This book revolves around 2 Southern hefy-sized women who are hired by the mob to kill another mobster. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Hope from California
Funny as all get out. These women know how to get into trouble like nobody's business. Chuckled throughout the story. A must read.Published 19 months ago by Patricia Vittetoe
A fun read. Bit too wordy at times, slowing down the action. The use of exclamation points was a bit over the top.
The ending didn’t cut if for me. Read more
This book was very funny and very entertaining. A nice read for an easy day of relaxation. I enjoyed it.Published 23 months ago by Sandy Long
It is not often that you get a book that will thoroughly entertain you but this one did. I liked it enough to buy the next book in the series. Read morePublished on July 27, 2014 by Amazon Customer